New Zealand Dog News

Reviewing the dog news in New Zealand with editors comments. Someone needs to keep reviewing how our dogs are doing in society.

June 23, 2008

New pound to beat dog burglars

Kapiti Coast District Council has begun construction of a new $240,000 dog pound with increased security, partly to prevent break-ins by owners trying to remove their dogs.

Acting chief executive Kevin Jefferies said the council installed extra security cameras two years ago, but its low-tolerance approach to flouting of the Animal Control Act had led to more dogs impounded. In the past 12 months 458 had been impounded, up from 436 the year before.

Since a registration crackdown 6073 dogs were now registered, compared with 5884 at the end of 2007.

I spoke to an Englishman living in NZ with his family, and he said that he was surprised to NOT see dogs in our streets. He said that in the UK, you see a lot more dogs around, EVEN without their owners... That was his perception of this country...

I guess there are more doggie friendly buses, cafes, pubs, you name it.

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